Intimate Wedding & Elopement

Intimate wedding & elopement photography for the crazy in love, carefree and adventurous couples. I believe elopements should be an experience that's all about you. I want to capture you and your fiance in the natural way you and your elopement day looks and feels. I believe it is important to capture your day authentically and to get all the moments and the ones in between for you to look back on for a lifetime. I am a Yosemite & Sequoia elopement photographer but I love to travel for my couples!


My Mission:

Crafting Timeless Memories: Your Love Story, My Passion

At Alyssa Michele Photo, my goal is to ensure that the day you dedicate your love to your partner is filled with meaningful, intentional moments. You deserve to experience your love story in the most intimate, joyful, and carefree manner.

Whether it's an adventurous elopement or an intimate wedding, creating a purposeful wedding experience allows you to express and feel love in a way that resonates with your heart. It's all about you and your beloved, together, sharing one of the most important days of your lives.

Every moment I capture becomes a cherished part of your life story, treasured for generations to come. I am committed to being there for you every step of the way during your elopement planning, capturing your journey with photographs that hold deep meaning for your heart.

Your Intimate Wedding & Elopement Photographer

I'm Alyssa

am so excited you're here. I am Central California based Photographer who specializes in elopement photography.


My family!

About Me:

My love of people is what led me to elopement photography. With over six years of experience, I’ve enjoyed every minute of capturing unique love stories. Each elopement is a new adventure, and I thrive on the challenge of creating stunning photographs, no matter the location or weather.

My photography style is timeless, with true-to-life colors and a touch of vibrancy. I love capturing all the wonderful and silly moments as you and your loved one celebrate and cherish your special day.

I am passionate about helping plan every last detail of your elopement or intimate wedding. From vendor recommendations and timeline planning to location scouting and more, I provide comprehensive support to ensure your day is everything you've dreamed of.

When I’m not behind the camera, I enjoy traveling with my family, hosting backyard get-togethers, hiking, biking, camping, and making and eating albondigas. Going on adventures with my amazing clients is also a great joy of mine.

Photography is not just my job; it’s a passion that allows me to capture the beautiful moments of my life and those around me. Congratulations on your upcoming elopement, and I hope we are a good fit to work together and capture your dream day!

Ready to get this party Started?


Adventure Elopement




  • 4 Hours of coverage
  • 12x12 album with 10 spreads
  • Timeline curation and planning
  • Vendor recommendations
  • Location scouting and planning
  • Permit assistance
  • Sneak peeks within one week
  • 250+ High resolution, professionally edited images
  • Gallery delivered within 6 weeks of wedding via online gallery


  • 8 Hours of coverage
  • 12x12 album with 20 spreads 
  • Timeline curation and planning
  • Vendor recommendations
  • Location scouting and planning
  • Permit assistance
  • Sneak peeks within one week
  • 550+ High resolution, professionally edited images
  • Gallery delivered within 8 weeks of wedding date via online gallery

  • 6 Hours of coverage
  • 12x12 album with 10 spreads
  • Timeline curation and planning
  • Vendor recommendations
  • Location scouting and planning
  • Permit assistance
  • Sneak peeks within one week
  • 400+ High resolution, professionally edited images
  • Gallery delivered within 6 weeks of wedding via online gallery

Simple Elopement

Investing in Your Love Story: Ensuring your intimate wedding or elopement is a beautifully crafted, unforgettable experience from start to finish

MUlti day Elopement or intimate Wedding


  • 10-12 hours of total coverage between two days
  • Adventure session before or after elopement
  • 12x12 album with 20 spreads
  • Timeline curation and planning
  • Vendor recommendations
  • Location scouting and planning
  • Permit assistance
  • Sneak peeks within one week
  • 650+ digital edited high resolution images delivered to an online gallery within 8 weeks 

Have Questions? Get Answers

Common FAQs


A: Your edited high resolution photos are delivered to an online gallery called pixieset. Elopements are delivered within 6-8 weeks and adventure sessions are delivered within 2 weeks of the session. 

Q: WHat if I'm awkward and don't know how to pose?

A: I've got you covered! Everyone thinks they will be awkward in front of the camera but I give fun prompts and give you direction that makes you forget that you have a camera in front of you! I will make sure you are comfortable don't worry! I am also not afraid to let you know if something isnt working or if we need to change up the pose a bit to feel more comfortable and natural for you!

A: That totally depends on your needs. You can use the photos for your save-the-dates, invitations, website registries, guest books, framed prints for your guest table, bar, and your house... and of course Facebook & Instagram! Plus, it's a way for you to get a little practice in front of the camera before your big day and it gives us an opportunity to get to know each other. :) Personally, I highly recommend it. And heck, it's also a really great way to add to your experience as an engaged couple. Make the most of it! You can add an engagement session on for $750

Q: What kind of equipment do you use?

A: This might start getting a bit technical, but I personally use two Canon R5 camera bodies with 35mm, 50mm, 15-35mm, 28-70mm, and a 70-200mm. Every moment matters and I want to make sure I am covered for everything that might come my way. 

Q: Do you offer payment plans?

A: Yes, I do! Traditional payments are $500 due at the time of booking (within a week) and then the remainder is split into two more payments. But, if you wanted to do the payment plan, I can stretch it into equal 1/4's or even monthly payments if that works best for you. Just let me know what you prefer, and I will make it happen. It's that easy.

Q: what happens if you aren't able to make it to our big day?

In the super unlikely event that I am too ill, injured, or there's some other emergency, I have a list of colleagues that we can call on to replace me that have similar styles of photography & editing. That said, in the 4+ years I've been doing this, I have never even been 60 seconds late. You're in good hands. I promise.

Q: How do I book you for my Elopement?

A: Love that question the most! To book me for your special day, simply let me know what you want included in your custom collection: 1) Number of hours of coverage, 2) Engagement session (optional), 3) Second photographer or none (optional), and 4) What payment plan option works best for you. I will then send you a proposal with a $1000 deposit invoice and a contract to sign. Once those are complete, were all good to go!

What You'll Get

Simply email me and ask! I'm here to help.

Have More Questions?

This guide has been meant to give you an easy way to see my simple pricing, to get to know me a little bit, and to help give you an insight as to the experience you will receive when working with me. But as always, I am here to answer any questions for you at any time. Just send me an email and I'll get back to you ASAP. Thank you so much!

You will receive 50-100 high-resolution digital photographs per hour of coverage (on average), a personal-use print release, and all of my years of experience to help ensure everything is both super fun & super smooth along the way. 

A Simple recap

We hired Alyssa for our Yosemite elopement and we couldn't have asked for a better photographer! Leading up to the elopement, Alyssa made sure to understand what we wanted out of the day and executed the day exactly how we envisioned it to be. She made sure we got all the photos that we liked when we were talking about inspiration photos. We took both sunrise and sunset photos, and she was absolutely down to do anything we wanted. She was super nice and sweet to work with and made sure we were comfortable the whole day. When we got our full gallery back (which was in about 3 weeks), we were blown away by all the photos and she captured all the memories and emotions of the day well. I would highly recommend Alyssa for any of your photography needs!


– C + V

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Got to work with Alyssa for our elopement in Yosemite. She is very sweet, caring, passionate, hard working, and knew all the great spots there. Overall we had an unbelievable experience with her there and wish her nothing but the best in her profession!


– L + K

Alyssa is the BEST!!! Truly, she is passionate and caring about her clients. I was so nervous traveling from across the country for my wedding in California but she helped put my mind at ease about the entire elopement experience. She made me and my husband feel SO comfortable. She scouted out the location in advance to make sure the weather was ok for our big day and was constantly keeping me posted about the details. I LOVED working with her and hope to work with her in the future someday. If you are looking for a photographer to go the extra mile for your experiences, look no further! Book Alyssa immediately❤️


– A+ M

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Alyssa Michele PHOTO Google Reviews

If you are looking for an invested photographer to capture your special day, or even a shoot of your family, Alyssa is where it is at! She was amazing for our wedding, spending over 8 hours running around in 100 degree weather to capture every moment! She remembered to capture every scene that we had mentioned was important to us and did a beautiful job with the colors of the outdoors and getting the right angles. Not to mention receiving a personalized usb and wooden box for our memories after it is all said and done. You can count on her to be thoughtful, strategic, and bring a nervous bride some ease. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for amazing photos, I mean her portfolio speaks for itself.


– M + H

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Let's Make It Official!

Love what you've seen here? Don't wait! After all, the most important thing to do when booking your photographer is to simply BOOK IT! I'm only one person, and so I only have so much availability.
Let's make it official!

Alyssa Gonzalez

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